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    Carousel Beach Inn

    110 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5520
    (831) 217-6480
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    • Excellent36%
    • Very good42%
    • Average17%
    • Poor4%
    • Terrible1%
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    “bagels” (43 reviews)
    “great location” (58 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Wheelchair Access
    Private Balcony
    2.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 1 July 2017

    We had been staying at another hotel that was very disappointing. I needed to be in town another couple days so set out to find new accommodations. I googled hotels and Carousel has good reviews. I was fortunate they had a lovely Kings room available....More

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    Reviewed 27 June 2017

    Clean room. Good continental breakfast. Friendly staff and across the street from the boardwalk. We'd stay here again. The kids enjoyed being so close to the beach, boardwalk and pier. It's nice being able to park your car and not need it again until check...More

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    Reviewed 26 June 2017

    Just across the street from the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and plenty of outside noise, the room was super quiet and easy to get a great night rest. Staff were helpful and pleasant. Room was tidy and well maintained. No issues of note and would stay...More

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    Reviewed 24 June 2017

    We had a great visit to Santa Cruz and stay at the Carousel. It is located directly across from the boardwalk. We had a view room, which was very nice but there is noise you do not hear on the other side of the hotel....More

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    Reviewed 14 June 2017

    Elevator out of order and the room was on the third floor. Toilet clogged from arrival to departure. Maintenance came 3 times and finally used a snake. Final time left a plunger. Sent 3 e-mails to manager requesting a comp for one night for the...More

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    Response from SCBoardwalk, Manager at Carousel Beach InnResponded 29 June 2017

    I’m sorry to hear that you experienced plumbing issues during your stay. I apologize for the inconvenience. I understand that we did offer to move you to a new room at the time of your stay. Please contact me directly, I’d like to discuss this...More

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    • Number of rooms
    • 33
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    12 July 2017|
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    Response from yolandaw616 | Reviewed this property |
    We stayed in the room with two queen beds instead and it had plenty of room for two parents and two kids. I don't recall roll away beds being offered.
    Robert W
    6 June 2017|
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    Response from SOFTWARECONSULTANT | Reviewed this property |
    yes. maybe ask if they have alt rooms. i was on the third floor
    13 February 2017|
    Response from SCBoardwalk | Property representative |
    Sorry, dogs are not allowed at the Carousel Beach Inn.
    Room Tips
    "Can choose adjoining rooms if traveling as a family."
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    "ASk for a room that is furtherest away from the lift and with ocean views."
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    "Rooms with balconies facing the street are best for the boardwalk ambiance!"
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    "If you want a room with a view, be sure to choose the rooms listed with a "VIEW" option on their..."
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